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Flexibility Use Case Leaflet

The flexibility use case will be demonstrated in the Portuguese municipality of Maia, whose infrastructure is being used as sources of flexibility for the electric grid and whose data is being used to deliver advanced data-driven flexibility services.

Flexibility is the ability of a power system to adapt its consumption or production to fluctuating electricity demand, whether expected or unexpected. Flexibility benefits from data spaces by requiring high-level of data/information integration among stakeholders, which will be highly accelerated through a common ecosystem easing the burden of many managerial, bureaucratic, and technological aspects of the data exchange.

Examples of exchanged data include electrical energy consumption and production of network nodes and environmental data from weather stations.

Examples of data turned into information by advanced analytics and predictive services include energy consumption/production profiles and information on how to remotely activate and deactivate consumption and production of specific resources.

Hernâni Ribeiro, City Councillor for Digital Transition of the municipality of Maia:
“In a context where the renewable energy production is gaining importance in the energy generation mix, flexibility becomes fundamental to help managing the energy flows and markets. As this component of the system depends mainly on data, Maia expects that this pilot will demonstrate how flexibility contributes to the optimization of the energy use, first on its own utilities, and secondly with the possibility of exploitation of the results to other stakeholders of the energy management system and future markets.”

Full information you can find in the Flexibility leaflet here below: